- This article is about a mountain in Medina. For the battle took place near this mountain, see Battle of Uhud.
Reason for Naming
There are several opinions why it is called Uhud. Some say it is called Uhud because it is separated from other mountains around. It is also said that Allah wanted to name it Uhud because Ansar fought beside it supporting tawhid (the words Uhud and Tawhid have the same root "w ḥ d" in Arabic). It is written that it was called "Anqad" in the Age of Ignorance". Prophet Muhammad (s) loved this mount and said: "Mount Uhud loves us and we love it."
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